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'The good guys mostly win'

16 April 2018

‘When times are stressful and it looks like the bad is winning out over the good, along comes the genre of crime novels to put the balance back in life. People inherently don't like folks who do bad to get away with it. In real life they do all the time, because of a variety of factors. But in novels, evil is punished, and the good guys mostly win, after solving the puzzle...

People don't want to watch the news every day. I'm a news freak, but I get burnt out too.'

David Baldacci, author of Absolute Power, Memory Man and The Fallen, in The Times